Monsoon – 18ins x 24ins , Acrylic on board.

I painted this a long time ago.

Although I have been caught up in a few very heavy downpours in India, I have never been there during the monsoon. And I was reminded of that a day or two ago while having an online conversation with another blogger.

It is something that I would like to experience, sometime. In India, it is an exciting, a very welcome time – after the temperature has been steadily climbing for months, and everywhere is dry and parched, the rains finally arrive to cool the air, and the earth bursts into life.

Everyone rejoices!

But westerners avoid it. Why go to India during the monsoon, just to get wet? is the general feeling.

Yet I have a yearning to witness it, and to use it in my writing, too. To write…take photos…paint…

And just to experience it!

28 thoughts on “Monsoon

  1. I love the rain. Its refreshing and everything is clean and bright ( and clear) again. Monsoon time would be fascinating and as you say, people avoid it but it would be fun. When I was in KL it rained ( not monsoon but a huge downpour through the roof) and there was such run in being hot and wet and steamy 🙂 I agree that you should visit in Monsoon time. How about getting a little Tour going, I bed you would have lots of people wanting to tag along?

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          1. haha – only if you say it each morning after breakfast and we have a map and excursions already booked. You can then sneak off somewhere quiet and meet us all again in the evening. Might give Saga a run for their money 🙂

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  2. Love the painting, Mick! And personally, I think I would kind of like to visit during the Monsoons. Droughts always make me edgy…. I feel the need to grab a pitcher of water and start pouring it over everything in sight!

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  3. Terrific atmospheric painting, Mick! Well done! 😀 I’ve been in the heavy tropical showers of the Caribbean and just loved it – so unlike the dreary UK rain and it felt amazing to be out swimming in the ocean during the heavy downpours! Not sure what it feels like to be caught in a monsoon – I hope you get to experience it one day.

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  4. I really like this painting as I do all your others and often visit your gallery. I love your pictures of doors, in particular (I have a penchant for the real thing, and also images of doors and windows). I particularly like the ‘Nepalese Village Door’ with its subtle and intricate detail. It’s a shame it’s sold as I could be sorely tempted.

    As for rain (and I should imagine, a monsoon), I’m one of these people who truly love the smell of rain, particularly on the earth and the grass after a dry spell. I’m not inclined to get wet, though (at least, not if I have any say in the matter!)

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    1. Thanks, Ellie. that is very kind.

      Yes, I love the smell of rain, too. Rain in summer is especially wonderful. Usually, I don;t mind getting wet, but I can imagine that it might feel particularly uncomfortable for you.


  5. Beautiful painting, Mick, and I think you’ve captured the feel of it perfectly. Though I haven’t experienced monsoon season, I’m from rainy country and love it. You’re right about how everything turns suddenly green after months of dry heat. The Earth lets out a sigh. 🙂

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  6. Meghan Tregellis

    Love the painting! I’d want to experience it too – if only just once! (Sorry, Mick, I must have accidentally unfollowed you! Fixed that!)

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